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Under the Great Plum Tree brings back fond childhood memories!

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We love this delightful review of Under the Great Plum Tree from Instagram book blogger SaraReads! Have a look!

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Found this gem in half term at the Discover Centre in Stratford (the new fairytale exhibition is excellent by the way). This is a story @sufiyaahmed remembers her own grandmother telling her as a child. An unlikely friendship between Miss Bandari (monkey) and Mr Magarmach (crocodile) forms when the pair meet at the foot of a plum tree. The intricate illustrations by @_rezadalvand_ are beyond gorgeous 💜 The story is a fable from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables dated to 300 BCE. But it’s a tale from around the world and versions can be found in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, China, Japan and the Caribbean. We grew up with my dad telling us his version of this story, ‘The Sharky and The Monkey’. Bringing back fond childhood memories of snuggling in my parent’s bed to listen to it for the zillionth time, the story now entertains the grandchildren hugely and changes regularly with new weird and wonderful additions depending on what dad feels like! #GreatPlumTeee #OneStoryManyVoices @tiny_owl_publishing @discover_story #books #reading #bookstagram #currentlyreading #childrensbooks #childrensbookstagram

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